Wes Montgomery And The Wynton Kelly Trio :: Maximum Swing

While three records and six sides of music sourced from radio airchecks and audience tapes might sound a little excessive to some, Maximum Swing delivers on its promise. It fleshes out the picture from the famed Smokin’ at the Half Note record and shows it wasn’t just a lone night of musical inspiration. And while this group has been documented elsewhere – 2017’s Smokin’ In Seattle, for example – this is a good chance to hear them on their home turf and for an appreciative crowd. It’s another welcome piece to the Montgomery canon, and another example that he didn’t settle down into pop-jazz in the last years of his life.